How Often Does Twitch Pay Streamers

Nowadays, people have been earning thousands of dollars just by playing video games and streaming these on Twitch. Earnings even add up if they upload their games on YouTube. So, if you are an avid player of video games and you want to convert your hobby into cash, this article is best for you. 


How to be Paid on Twitch

Be a Twitch Affiliate and Partner

The topic “how often you will be paid as streamer” is only relevant if you are expecting a pay from Twitch. Earning your dollar on Twitch first requires you to become a Twitch Affiliate. As an affiliate, you should strive to increase your viewership stats. 

Qualifications of an affiliate over the last 30 days:

  • You should have at least 50 followers;
  • You should have at least 500 minutes of broadcast;
  • You should have at least 7 unique broadcast days; and
  • You should get at least 3 concurrent viewers. 

If you increased your stats, you will be invited as a Twitch Partner. 

Qualifications of a Partner over the last 30 days:

  • You should stream for more than 25 hours;
  • You should have at least 12 unique broadcast days; and
  • You should have at least 75 viewers.

Ways on Making Money

There are several ways on how you can earn on Twitch. You can make money by donations, advertisements, subscriptions, and sponsorships. If you add all of these, you can earn thousands of dollars every month. But, we will learn how next time. 

Here is a sample dashboard to check your revenue:

How Often Streamers Are Paid on Twitch

Net 15 payout

Eligible Twitch Partners and Affiliates are paid 15 days after every end of the month provided that they meet the $100 minimum payout threshold. (Before, it takes 45 days after every end of the month for you to get your payout.) 

What if I didn’t reach the $100 threshold?

Don’t worry, your money will just be there. Just wait until you earn a minimum of $100. From the moment you reach the minimum threshold, the 15 days will start at the end of the month. 

Am I eligible for Twitch payout?

For as long as you are a Twitch Partner or Affiliate, you are eligible for a payout. And you meet the requirements mentioned above. 

What earnings are eligible for payouts?

Creators can earn from Ads, Bits, Subscriptions, and Bounties while Developers can earn from Subs or Bits. 

What are the payout methods?

All payout methods already existing on Twitch are supported by Net 15 payout. Payout methods also include PayPal, Check, eCheck, Wire, and ACH. Anyway, the 15 day period applies only on Twitch. This may also vary depending on the method you use for payout.

Are there fees on payout?

If you are a Twitch Partner, you are not charged with any payout fees. However, fees for Twitch Affiliates and Extension Developers may apply. 


If you are a gamer and you want to be productive while playing, become a Twitch Affiliate and Partner. Playing games is more fun if you make money out of it. Before, you need to wait for 45 days after every end of the month before you can get your earning. Right now, you only need to wait for 15 days. And yes, you can get your earnings for as long as you meet the minimum $100 threshold.